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Antoine Bernet Named Bayer Crop Science Canada Country Division Head

Antoine Bernet has been appointed the Country Division Head (CDH) for Crop Science Canada, effective August 1, 2023. (CNW Group/Bayer Inc.)

Antoine Bernet has been promoted to the position of country division head for Bayer Crop Science Canada as of Aug. 1, 2023, an Aug. 8 news release said. Bernet will lead more than 550 employees in multiple offices, research, and production sites across Canada, and is a member of Bayer’s North American Leadership Team for Crop Science.

“The Canadian crop science business has such a strong reputation across Bayer globally and in the industry. Moving to Canada to lead this dynamic organization is a tremendous opportunity for me personally and professionally,” Bernet said in the release.

Bernet started working with Bayer more than 20 years ago, joining the crop science division in 2005, the release noted. Most recently he has served as the crop science country division head for Poland, Baltics, Czech Republic, and Slovakia, and has held previous leadership roles across sales and marketing.

“My plan for the next year is to continue Canada’s transformative growth by focusing equally on both our people and customers,” Bernet said. “The team here is highly engaged and committed to offering our customers optimal solutions to grow more, while bolstering their already sustainable practices. We have seed and trait, crop protection, and digital farming innovations available now and in the future that will greatly benefit growers in this unique climate and diverse landscape.”

Bernet takes over the position from Al Driver who is retiring from Bayer at the end of 2023. Driver has been supporting Bernet’s transition over the summer and will continue to focus on special projects within North America crop science until the end of the year.